Buhari in Japan for 7th Tokyo International Conference

President Muhammadu Buhari is in Japan for the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).

President Muhammadu Buhari is in Japan for the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).

The President who left Nigeria on Sunday, August 25, is also expected to attend a State Banquet and honour the invitation of Emperor Naruhito to a Tea reception at the Imperial Palace.

The conference scheduled for Wednesday 28 and Friday 30 has as its theme ‘Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future’.

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The conference will focus on Africa’s “economic transformation and improvements in business environment and institution through private investment and innovation; promotion of resilient and sustainable African society for human security; and peace and stability in support of Africa’s domestic proactive efforts.”

Other features of the President’s visit to Japan are a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and a meeting with Chief Executive Officers of some Japanese companies with huge investments in Nigeria.